Social innovation offers the promise of addressing social problems more effectively and more efficiently. For some agencies, it also creates possibilities for increased financial stabilities associated with diversified revenue streams.
- Have you heard that The Association For Community Living runs Valley Tees, a silk screening business?
- How about Doc Wayne Athletic League, the organization that offers a sport-based therapeutic program working with youth who have faced many challenges in their young lives?
- Do you know that HMEA provides cutting edge technological supports for data management, web presence, and e-communications to Massachusetts non-profits through its Cloud4Causes initiative?
- Are you familiar with training about evidence-based practices provided by The Bridge of Central Massachusetts and by The Berkshire Area Health Education Center?
And these are just a few examples of Massachusetts human service agencies that are leading the way toward social innovation.
Compared to other states, Massachusetts is in a unique position to lead the social innovation movement, in part because it brings significant resources and infrastructure to the social innovation table.